Tuesday, December 22, 2009

hanging the stockings...

Our Stockings are exceptionally large...
Truly they are the largest stockings I've yet to see in use within my friend group.
I made these 2 when hubby and I were in University and just engaged.
Can you believe he'd never had a stocking?!
Mine is the red and his is the green.
Quite traditional really.
Used the other side of the fabric for the cuff.
I didn't have a lot of extra money and I was just so pleased with the design.
Hubby helped make them.
They are 1 foot across and over 2 feet long.
We used to only fill our stockings as gifts to one another.
We had no price range--if it could fit in the stocking you could buy it!
When Pumpkin came along she was 1 on her first real Christmas so I let her pick from a bunch of fabrics at the store.
Yes I started her fabric love early.
She chose this sparkly pointsettia print but I wanted to add to it.
I found this great feather trim that matched perfectly!
She petted her stocking for half an hour after I finished making it :)

Then our little man showed up.

Pumpkin chose the fabric for his stocking too.

I wanted trim but wanted it to be boyish.
Since his fabric didn't have any glitz to it,
I thought some sparkly sequin trim was in order.
So now, our stockings are done.
When I looked around blog land I noticed all these great stocking posts and wished I could make another.
Well, next Christmas I will have a new stocking post,
because in July we will welcome stocking # 5 to the roost of stockings!


Ariane said...

Congratulations!!It is so exciting. So now you will be able to make all kinds of baby stuff. Your stockings looks wonderful. Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Heather said...

Stockings are fun!! Yours look very cute - I can't believe how large they are, WOW!!! So do you still just do stockings or wrapped under the tree gifts too??

Carol said...

HURRAY for number 5! I hope you are still feeling well Kel.
Our stockings are big, not as big as yours, but they stretch! They are knit, and Santa stuffs them FULL! They end up looking like huge knit sausages, they don't have a foot shape at all on Christmas morning. My mum made them for our family before I knew how to knit. I love them.
Hope to get together with you over the holidays. Enjoy this magical time!

Valerie said...

Congratulations!!! That is so wonderful!

Mr and Mrs M said...

Congratulations again! I can't wait to see pictures of all the new baby projects you will no doubt be working on!